Five is indeed alive for Fry & Elder.
In what is turning out to be quite the memorable week for the elite Oklahoma law firm, Fry & Elder learned it has been named to the esteemed Best Law Firms list published annually by the U.S. News & World Report for a fifth consecutive year.
As fate would have it, the highly-regarded media publication unveiled its rankings on Nov. 1 – the same day the Oklahoma Bar Association kicked off its annual meeting and two days after the elite Oklahoma law firm moved into its new prime Maple Ridge Tulsa office – The Headquarters Building – at 1616 S. Main Street.
Fry & Elder’s M. Shane Henry and Aaron D. Bundy will present at the OBA Annual Meeting on the Crossroads Between Family Law and Criminal Law and receive the 2017 Earl Sneed Award for outstanding continuing legal education contributions on Friday, while Amy Page will be announced as the 2018 Tulsa County Bar Association Family Law Section Chair and as the OBA FLS CLE Chair later this week.
“It’ been a great week, and it’s only Wednesday,” Robert G “Hap” Fry said. “There are a lot of big things happening right now with the firm and all them are very positive. Making the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms list for a fifth consecutive year is very significant to us. It is a great honor to say the least. It’s just a tremendous tribute to our firm and the things we are doing here at Fry & Elder to be mentioned in the same breath with all these other great firms that also are listed.”
To be eligible to make the Best Law Firms list, the firm must have “at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers® in that particular practice area and metro.” This year, Fry & Elder features two attorneys who fit the bill. Both Fry and Henry are listed by Best Lawyers for 2018. Fry is listed for an eighth consecutive year, while 2018 will be Henry’s first appearance.
The U.S. News & World Report, which has long been an authority figure in ranking and “evaluating key institutions in society—from colleges to hospitals,” researched and evaluated close to 14,000 firms throughout the United States across 75 practice areas. Of the 13,745 law firms evaluated, only 1,911 made the prestigious list.
“It’s a very big deal to make this list,” Henry said. “We’re a team here at Fry & Elder. Honors like this truly reflect the team-like culture we embody here at Fry & Elder.”
In addition to being named to the Best Law Firms list, the elite Oklahoma law firm also had five of its attorneys recently recognized by Super Lawyers®. The firm’s roster of attorneys are some of the most decorated in the state and feature:
- Two 2018 Best Lawyers® Selections
- One of only 19 attorneys in the state to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa 2016
- The 2016 Oklahoma Family Law Attorney of the Yearby the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section
- Five attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers®
- Four attorneys AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Three of the past four Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Chairs
- A Cherokee Nation District Court Judge
- The 2017 OBA Earl Sneed Award Recipients